If you’re anything like us, you probably spent much of the last ten days avoiding social media for fear of mention of BPM, an event quickly becoming dance music’s greatest amalgamation of (largely deep house and techno) talent at once. The sixth annual festival took place this year in Playa del Carmen, Mexico — far away from the cold winds and boring cubicles many festivalgoers left behind for a glorious combination of beaches and beats. None of us over at Dancing Astronaut were of the lucky to attend, but we did catch some of the many killer sets that went down on the playas and in the clubs. Not all of these sets are complete and they’re definitely not a replacement for actually attending, but we hope this roundup will offer even the tiniest bit of solace. Click below for our choices from Andre Crom, Nicole Moudaber, Tale of Us, Ellen Allien, Sven Väth, Dubfire, Eats Everything, Cassy, Sasha, and Seth Troxler b2b Guy Gerber.
Those of us above the border of Mexico have only dreamed of BPM, or — until this week — have only streamed live sets from BPM. Playa del Carmen’s festival, infamous for its darker shades of sound, boasts one of the deepest lineups we’ve seen in recent history supported by plenty of house talent. Before we bring you our live set wrap-up from the festival, wake up with a taste of BPM served by Ludovika.
Ludovika took the decks, ready to close the night for Tiesto, but Tijs found his first chance at some DJ-hazing and smashed Lo’s headphones into pieces. Following bromance in the booth — and a new pair of headphones — Ludovika played this damaging set; tracklist below the break.
Thanks to our friends over at Be-At.TV, you can spend an entire masochistic week watching and listening along to the live streams from all times of day at the BPM Festival going on right now through January 13th in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. You can explore the site directly, or check out schedules on BPM’s Facebook page. Dubfire‘s Sci + Tec, Toolroom, Loco Dice and Martin Buttrich’s Desolat, Sasha‘s Never Say Never, and Guy Gerber‘s This Is The End are just a few of the parties you’ll have to drool over in coming days.Posted by
BPM has officially finalized it’s lineup for the January 4th through 13th festival in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. The incredibly diverse and expansive festival has a lineup to die for, one that will undoubtably satisfy any dance music enthusiast. For those of you heading down to Mexico to kick off 2013, hop past the break to start planning what will likely be the best vacation of your life.
What better way to start off the new year than on the beach, smack dab in the middle of a non stop party? So much for those pesky resolutions.
For the sixth year, the BPM Festival returns to the beaches of Playa del Carmen, Mexico for 10 days of non-stop festivities. One can enjoy music by day on the beach and by night at multiple nighttime destinations. The party doesn’t stop there though – last year Steve Lawler spun a jungle party — in the actual jungle –and others saw intimate DJ experiences inside the caves of the Mayan ruins.
DJ Mag describes it as a “blissful setting of a white sandy beach surrounded by lush, tropical plantations, allowing easier integration into the influx of what’s essentially an A-to-Z of who’s who in house music today.” The festival’s past lineups have included world class talent such as Dubfire, John Digweed, Laidback Luke, Richie Hawtin, Seth Troxler, Steve Angello and many more. A limited number of super early bird 10-Day VIP wristbands are available now from Wantickets.Posted by